St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered church where our mission is connecting people to Jesus in our community and wherever the Lord leads us. We always go to prayer when faced with decisions on changes to be made.
At this time we have experienced an increase in our active congregation with many younger families, children and 80 in this year’s confirmation class. We are debt free and have been blessed with vacant land ready for expansion.
With architectural drawings ready, the next step was to interview 4-5 companies who have experience in leading a congregation through a Capital Campaign. In prayer we would look to work with someone who is a Christian and would carry us through the process, scripture focused.
The consultant from James D Klote & Associates, Inc. has taken us through this process by becoming part of our church family. He has encouraged us, prayed with us and taken us out of our comfort zone while always focusing on the Kingdom. During his 16 weeks with us, he has searched out our 109 years of church history, our present journey, and the future possibilities.
He presented us with our booklet – Changing Lives through Him – Seeking the Lost – Strengthening the Saved.
Through his leadership we have been strengthened. He has encouraged us to continue in fellowship with one another on this path, looking forward and upward to His Kingdom.
As the time has come for the consultant to leave, we have once again been blessed as he has walked with us on this journey.
Steering Team Member
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Orchard Park, New York